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Girl caught in crossfire is injured in foot

NEW YORK (AP) -- Her name means sweet, but this girl is tough.

Dulce Cabrera, 9, took a stray bullet to the foot Thursday night after getting caught in the crossfire of a gunfight near her New York City home.

But the second-grader told the New York Daily News on Saturday that she didn't shed a tear, saying simply, "I didn't cry for nothing."

Dulce told the newspaper she didn't even feel the wound at first, but then saw her sock filling with blood.

Somehow, the bullet passed through without hitting any bones. Her father, Jose, said they are all lucky to be alive.

The family was walking home from church when the gunfire started.

There have been no arrests in the shootings, police said.


Low-income students to get free test preps

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City will offer free test-prep classes for 2,600 middle-school students to help them prepare for the city's specialized high school test.

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the formation of DREAM-The Specialized High Schools Institute on Saturday.

The program is designed to help low-income students compete for spots in academically rigorous public high schools, including Stuyvesant and the Bronx High School of Science.

Students may take the Specialized High Schools Admission Test in eighth grade. Many middle-class families spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on tutoring to prepare for the test.

The free test-prep program will start this summer.